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The SNOD ultra runnig thread

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 00:25

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 00:23

Hi koiboy.  You should find my 4:00 pacing chart somewhere on last year's thread.  I expect I'll dig it back out at some point.  Can't really help with you getting to 4:00 shape before then, though!  Keep up regular 18+ mile runs, at target pace +45s (so about 9:50)  but finishing strongly at target pace for the last 2 or 3 miles, every fortnight or so.

brer - well done!!    200 by Christmas?

[Only joking - well, sort of ...]

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 03:45

Amazing, brer.  How was #150??  Don't know how you do it, including all the logistics and travelling.  Lazy boat holiday coming up, surely?

The SNOD ultra runnig thread

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 12:11

A good read.  I'm enjoying this.

back-to-back marathon

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 23:14

You're welcome.  I have done a few ultras, sometimes on consecutive weekends but I try to avoid that if I can.  The first weekend's long race - and I'd put M v H in that category - takes more out of you than you might realise.  Personally I would do no running in between at all but fair play for doing a speed session.  You must have recovered well.

Others might disagree and say it would be good to do short, low-intensity 'recovery runs' in between.

It's more a mind thing.  Some might feel they need to go out to feel more prepared or they're frightened of losing fitness.

I feel rest is better.

Let us know how you get on in the Cotswolds.

How long should I eat Bananas for before running?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 20:03

Depends how quickly you eat them really.  I would have thought for most normal people five minutes of banana eating would be quite ample.  Especially before running. 

back-to-back marathon

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:28

Yes!  Don't even think about putting running shoes on.

Eat well, rest, get plenty of sleep.  Plan all your kit and logistics for Sunday so that you're not worrying about anything.

And good luck with the 40-miler.  Have you done off-road marathons before?  You'll need to run this one much slower than your marathon pace.  Do NOT see how far you can get at your normal marathon pace and try to 'hang on'!!  

Enjoy the moment setting out on the third lap!!

It's the sort of event I would be interested in if I had known about it, so thanks for the heads up.


IM Relay

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 11:55

Flat Footed - you've got it.

A family team is quite appealing in that combination.  Or we could go for an all-comers slowest time which would be Dad swim, youngest son bike, and eldest son run.

In fact I doubt we'd get to the bike stage ...


Thanks for the replies.

IM Relay

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 02:30

Hi.  I was wondering if anyone knew of any IM events in the UK that take relay teams of three (one person for each discipline)?  I've done some searching but can't seem to find any.

One of my sons is very useful at swimming and the other good on the bike. It would just leave Dad to try to churn out a half-decent marathon.

An idea I had.

Thanks for any help about this.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 23:01

mitiog - sorry for you but might be a blessing in disguise.  It may have been a struggle.  Try to find something else to aim for as soon as you can!

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